U.S.-U.S.S.R. Space Cooperation


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A renewed spirit of cooperation in space exploration is spurring enthusiasm for U.S.-U.S.S.R. scientific exchanges, but NASA officials want to make sure that space science personnel and information flow in both directions.

At a meeting of a U.S.-Soviet Joint Working Group (JWG) on Solar System exploration in November, scientists from both countries discussed plans for participation in each other's missions to Mars and the shared use of all data the spacecraft collect. However, an onslaught of proposals for travel to the Soviet Union and the possibility that U.S. instruments may fly on future Soviet missions has led to questions about reciprocity and technology transfer.